Our primary purpose is to assist our Black congregations to become more effective in mission and ministry.
The way that we will do that will be to create strategy for all of the Black churches in this conference by working directly with clergy and laity as a resource committee that will develop a program of best practices and strategies for effective results that move our churches from decline to revitalization.
Organizing works! We are thrilled to announce that yesterday the City of Inglewood passed a permanent rent stabilization ordinance, capping rent increases at 5% per year!
On Tuesday, June 11th Inglewood City Council passed a permanent rent stabilization ordinance for local residents. This comes after more than three years of community advocacy led by the Uplift Inglewood Coalition. Together we mobilized more than 150 residents to request amendments to the proposed ordinance, many of whom spoke in public comment for more than three hours requesting that the City Council reduce the annual rent cap from 8% to 5%. The ordinance includes Just Cause eviction protections, establishes a rent board, and caps rent increases at 5 percent per year, with some exceptions.
It is that time of the year, ANNUAL CONFERENCE!
Gammon Theological Seminary is a member of the North Georgia Conference, however, we have students representing all 5 jurisdictions.
This year the Gammon Team (Dean, Board of Trustees Members, Staff & Students) are working on the Annual Conference together. The following people will be at the appropriate Annual Conference:
May 30 - June 1 Susquehanna Conference Paul, Chris & Bobby
June 2-5 South Georgia Conference Dr. David Whitworth
June 2-5 Alabama West Flor. Conference Marcharkelti McKenzie
June 2-6 South Carolina Conference Bishop James King
June 5-8 Mississippi Conference Rev. Maxine Bolden,
Rev. Dwayne Robinson,
Dr. Jacqueline Davis-Gines
June 5-8 Florida Conference Karen Williams
June 9-12 Holston Conference Dr. Jacqueline Davis-Gines
June 9-12 Louisiana Conference Bishop James King
June 11-14 North Georgia Conference Ministry Brenda Bennefield
Mrs. Brenda Kennell
June 19-22 California-Pacific Conference Rev. Hal Gordon
June 20-23 Western NC Conference Dean Walden